What is an oxygen bar?
An oxygen bar is a kiosk or place that offers non-medical oxygen mixed with various scents including aromatherapy. The air we normally breathe contains about 21% oxygen the rest is Nitrogen, Argon and other trace gasses. The oxygen in oxygen bars is between 90% and 92% oxygen allowing the customer to breathe 4 to 5 times the normal amount of oxygen. These oxygen bars give patrons an uplifted refreshed feeling as well as increased energy, detoxification and a general overall good feeling.
How long should a session last?
A 20-minute oxygen session is ideal for optimum results. A 5 or 10 minute session will give you the beginning effects and is ideal for trade shows and weddings when you just want to give people a sample session.
Where do you get the oxygen?
The oxygen in oxygen bars comes from completely self-contained machines called oxygen concentrators (non-medical). These non-medical concentrators use a technology called Pressure Swing Adsorption, a NASA created technology that filters out Nitrogen, Argon and other trace gasses from the ambient air. This technology then puts the separated oxygen molecule to 92% purity to the recipient and the Nitrogen and other gasses get released back into the atmosphere.
Is breathing oxygen in an oxygen bar harmful?
There are no risks and no adverse effects with the short-term use of oxygen. The American Lung Association has said that breathing oxygen from an oxygen bar has no harmful effects and there is no evidence that oxygen used in bars can be dangerous to a normal person's health. Oxygen bars have been in existence for over 15 years and are popular in many countries; millions of people have enjoyed oxygen sessions around the world without a single health related incident or lawsuit. Oxygen bars are not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any illness or disease.
How does it make you feel?
Breathing higher concentrations of oxygen has several benefits; the most commonly reported benefits are increased energy, an uplifted refreshed feeling, clearing of the mind, relief of toxic headaches such as the hangover, relief of stress and promotion of higher concentration levels. Oxygen is also a proven detoxifier and has anti-aging properties.
Is this medical Oxygen?
Medical oxygen is 100% pure oxygen and you must have a license to dispense and a prescription to receive. Our oxygen bar dispenses commercial grade oxygen, which is around 92%pure oxygen.
What guidelines are set forth by the FDA regarding Oxygen Bars?
These guidelines include using NO medical equipment or medical supplies and making NO medical claims. Recreational oxygen falls under the Supplemental Act of 1994 that allows supplements such as herbs and vitamins, as seen on the shelves of health food stores, to be sold over the counter to perform different functions without being evaluated by the FDA. (That is why you see on all of these products, including oxygen bars, disclaimers that say "These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA").
A compliant oxygen bar is one that dispenses oxygen through a non medical, new, sanitary nose hose at. The bar must use 9.4 liter per minute non medical Oxygen concentrators and NOT use oil based aroma therapy.
Oxygen Station with Aromas